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Posted by: Hayley Ollis, 3 May 2012 11:10AM
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Tension in lower back, knots on illiac crest

I had a client whos lower back, sacrum was very knotty but there was also knots on both sides which sat on top of his illiac crest which even which pressure and manipulation wouldnt break down. Anyone had this before? Any tips to help?


Nicki Lee
3 May 2012 11:19AM

Hi Hayley, One thing to check is that the 'bumps and lumps' you're feeling are actually trigger points or knots. I've often found 'lumpy' areas over the sacrum which may be fatty lumps or scar tissue. If there is no discomfort on palpation it might be something like this. However if they are trigger points I find Soft Tissue Release used actively (with the client doing the movement, lengthening the spine by tilting hips) very helpful for this area, and this is generally my preferred method for this. Best of luck, Nicki
Mike Colquhoun
3 May 2012 12:53PM

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